ZipBar

This blog is created in Rapidweaver using the standard blog page. Although I sometimes hand-code, Rapidweaver is great software because it allows you to produce a site very quickly and make it look pretty well exactly how you want. A particularly important plug-in for Rapidweaver is Stacks (especially the very elegant Stacks 2). This has spurred the development of many individual stacks which add functionality. I particularly like Seydesign’s new ZipBar stack which adds a particularly elegant menu bar to your page. I have been experimenting with it on a number of unpublished pages and have just used it to rework a rather cumbersome page on the danckwerts.com website. I particularly like the way that the page’s colour scheme can be matched in seconds.
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The Mysteries of Spam

One of the abiding mysteries of spam is just how incompetent much of it is. Here is a splendid example which I rescued from my spam folder:

Greatings my sweetheart!You are disturbed by administration of sites of acquaintances.You are the member of this group.One of our members interested in you and we send you the message delivered from MemberName=‰MiraOldy‰This WOMAN wishes to get acquainted with you.There is HER message:Greetings the stranger, are Written by me to you from the big country of Russia, I have read your profile,and you are interesting for me, I see you as a pleasant interlocutor,I wish to get acquainted with you better and to exchange photos and not only.I will be very glad if our relations do not stop on that that we will communicate only on correspondence,I‚ll be glad to meet you one day.I will tell a little bit about myself:I‚m very nice, sociable and cheerful girl.I‚m 27 years old, growth 169, my eyes are brown, hair dark, weight of48 kg, a sports constitution. I regularly visit fitness the centre to support the figure both to be in shape and to like men.If you are self-assured and trust that can deserve my attention that write)) we will look that will turn out∑∑∑∑)Mira.



A few years ago, I’d have suspected that this was a machine translation, but I don’t think there is a translation engine out there which would make such a hash of things. Certainly Google’s translation software would have made a much better job of it. I can only assume that there is somebody out there with a very exaggerated idea of his or her command of the English language.

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